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I Have A New Porcelain Bridge Which Feels Too High, What Should I Do?

Monday, October 21st, 2013
Q.

I have just had a new porcelain bridge fitted (4/5 upper left) and although the dentist insisted the fit was good I knew it felt too high, after much drilling I said it was okay but would let it settle for a few days. I feel it is still too high and plan to return to my dentist ASAP however I would like to know
a.) Will the constant drill undermine the new bridge? b.) Should a cantilever bridge fit under the gum line like a crown? My brand new bridge looks like it has a small space between bridge and gum line toward the inner side of tooth but again the dentist said through looking at X-ray it was an excellent fit. Please advise me.

Kind regards.


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Dr Hussein Shaffie

The Sandford Dental Implant and Cosmetic Centre
306 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8AA
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I Think I May Need Composite Bonding As I Grind My Teeth At Night. Is It The Right Option?

Thursday, October 17th, 2013
Q.

Hello Dr Shaffie, I am 17 years of age. I am interested in White fillings with composite bonding. If I decide on having this done to my teeth how long does it last, does it wear off in time? Also does it blend in with the colour of your teeth? A few of my teeth have worn down due to grinding my teeth at night and want to know if this method is suitable for my teeth. Also, I want to know how much will it cost because I am hoping to do it to all of my teeth as I am very insure about them whenever I smile. Does this method still work if you have gaps in your teeth and does it cover these gaps? Thank you.


dr hussein shaffie

Dr Hussein Shaffie

The Sandford Dental Implant and Cosmetic Centre
306 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8AA
Web: www.thesandford.com Tel: 02083037051
Email: [email protected]

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I Have Dental Fluorosis And Want To Know If I Am Eligible For Veneers Through The NHS.

Monday, October 14th, 2013
Q.

Hello Dr Shaffie, I have fluorosis so my teeth are patchy with white marks and some are a brown, yellow colour. When I was younger I was told that by the time I was 16 years old, I could get free help on the NHS but there has been no help to improve my teeth. Would I be a able to get veneers off the NHS as I can’t afford the whole amount to be done privately? It’s really making an impact on my social life and it’s about time I got help as I feel like I’ve suffered for long enough. Kind regards, any advice on this matter would be greatly received, I really hope you can help.


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Dr Hussein Shaffie

The Sandford Dental Implant and Cosmetic Centre
306 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8AA
Web: www.thesandford.com Tel: 02083037051
Email: [email protected]

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How Much Will It Cost To Get Braces After I Graduate?

Monday, October 7th, 2013
Q.

Hi Dr Hussein Shaffie. What I would like to discuss with you is that I had a brace for around about 2 -2 and a half years in my teenage years. A few years have passed since and I’m now 21 years old, and have noticed that one of my front teeth has begun to overlap the adjacent tooth (this was the structure prior to my brace). I’m currently a student at the moment and as you can imagine cannot afford to get it fixed but would like to in the future. Can you estimate how much this would cost based on my description?

Kind regards, I thank you in advance for any information you can provide me with this issue.


dr hussein shaffie

Dr Hussein Shaffie

The Sandford Dental Implant and Cosmetic Centre
306 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8AA
Web: www.thesandford.com Tel: 02083037051
Email: [email protected]

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Will I Be Able To Get Dental Implants For Free Whilst Claiming Job-Seekers Allowance?

Friday, October 4th, 2013
Q.

Hi, I have been looking for a good dentist for a long time and finally I saw your website and I was relieved. I have got some quite extensive problems with my teeth but I have not got the amount of money the dental implants are priced at, therefore I wanted to ask you, If I’m claiming job-seekers allowance, do I still have to pay the full price for dental implants? Also, is it possible to stabilise dentures? If yes, how much do they cost if I was claiming job-seekers allowance? Thank you in advance for your consideration, I hope to hear from you soon.


dr hussein shaffie

Dr Hussein Shaffie

The Sandford Dental Implant and Cosmetic Centre
306 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8AA
Web: www.thesandford.com Tel: 02083037051
Email: [email protected]

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Hi Dr, I Have Bad Toothache Which Is Throbbing, I’ve Read That My Tooth Might Be Pulled, Will I Be Able To Replace It?

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
Q.

Hello Dr Shaffie. I have a couple of problems I need to discuss. I have had some bad toothache on the left side and it is really hurting, throbbing, I get swollen glands and the pain also effects the left side of my face and my ear also hurts and the tooth is also decayed so it might be an abscessed tooth. When I brush my teeth, it always bleeds sometimes a lot of. I also have poor dental hygiene.

I have read online that the tooth is most likely pulled out – Can I replace the tooth ? How do I get rid of the pain? I really need some help with this.


dr hussein shaffie

Dr Hussein Shaffie

The Sandford Dental Implant and Cosmetic Centre
306 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8AA
Web: www.thesandford.com Tel: 02083037051
Email: [email protected]

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Epilepsy Medication When I Was Younger Ruined My Teeth And Now It Affects My Life.

Monday, September 30th, 2013
Q.

Hi. I was wondering if you could help me please I’m going to be completely honest because it’s really destroyed my life, When I was younger I had epilepsy and the medication I was treated with ruined my teeth. All my life I have been bullied over my problem and after having two children I would like to have a photo with them but cant I’m so scared there going to get bullied too because of the way there mummy looks. I know there are people out there who have a worse looking teeth then me, but it really effects my life I have no friends and social anxiety all because I’m afraid to open my mouth. Please if you could help in any way? Thank you for taking the time to read this.


dr hussein shaffie

Dr Hussein Shaffie

The Sandford Dental Implant and Cosmetic Centre
306 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8AA
Web: www.thesandford.com Tel: 02083037051
Email: [email protected]

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I Feel My Dentist Isn’t Up To Scratch, But If I Move I Would Have To Pay For Dental Work. What Do I Do?

Friday, September 27th, 2013
Q.

Hi, I have been to the same dentist for about 20 years. I pay privately (denplan) saw the hygienist there the other day and I told her I wasn’t happy about my upper side teeth – some are missing and I notice one side the teeth look very small(ground down). Once when cleaning them a wad of cotton wool fell out and the dentist said that lasted well. I not happy with the state of my back teeth told the hygienist and she said my dentist is a make do and mend! She stated she wouldn’t put up with it. What do I do? It was the hygienist’s assistance who suggested I had a maryland in another part of my teeth – the same dentist wasn’t forth coming. Your comment would be greatly appreciated. I did contact denplan and was told if I move to another denplan dentist I would have to pay for dental work.


dr hussein shaffie

Dr Hussein Shaffie

The Sandford Dental Implant and Cosmetic Centre
306 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8AA
Web: www.thesandford.com Tel: 02083037051
Email: [email protected]

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I Have Dental Implants And My Bottom Denture Rocks Up And Down In My Mouth. Is This Normal?

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
Q.

Hello Dr Shaffie. When you get dental implants I would like to know how well are they supposed to fit into your mouth? Do you know if they are they supposed to rock up and down inside your mouth? Or should they be lying flat down on to your gums? I have dental implants and my bottom denture rocks up and down in my mouth. I don’t think my dentist has got them right and it worries me to think I might do some permanent damage if I don’t get it fixed. I hope you can help me with this problem. Thank you in advance for any consideration.


dr hussein shaffie

Dr Hussein Shaffie

The Sandford Dental Implant and Cosmetic Centre
306 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8AA
Web: www.thesandford.com Tel: 02083037051
Email: [email protected]

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I Want To Know Which Retainer Option Is The Best For Me As My Teeth Overlap Slightly?

Monday, September 23rd, 2013
Q.

Hello, I’m currently having treatment for minor relapse on my upper row. My two front teeth overlap slightly. Currently I have a spring retainer which I feel is working really well for me.

I was wondering which type of retention option do you consider to be the best? There are so many types now with many different pros and cons available.

Also, a friend of mine needed a new Essix retainer so I recommended the dentist who is currently completing my treatment. My friend has advised to me that the retainer she has just received is of very poor quality. How can I tell/ find somewhere that will provide me a good retention option?

Thank you in advance for your time.


dr hussein shaffie

Dr Hussein Shaffie

The Sandford Dental Implant and Cosmetic Centre
306 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8AA
Web: www.thesandford.com Tel: 02083037051
Email: [email protected]

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